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Felipe Massa


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Felipe Massa 2009 Season Stats

Last updated: Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:33 UK
Race Date Start Finish Race Pts Total Pts
Australian GP 29 Mar 2009 6 16 0 0
Malaysian GP 5 Apr 2009 16 9 0 0
Chinese GP 19 Apr 2009 13 19 0 0
Bahrain GP 26 Apr 2009 8 14 0 0
Spanish GP 10 May 2009 4 6 3 3
Monaco GP 24 May 2009 5 4 5 8
Turkish GP 7 Jun 2009 7 6 3 11
British GP 21 Jun 2009 11 4 5 16
German GP 12 Jul 2009 8 3 6 22

"Felipe Massa will not have raced a Formula 1 car for nine months by the start of next season, following the accident at the Hungarian Grand Prix in which he suffered a fractured skull.

"The Brazilian will get some pre-season testing under his belt but it is going to be a long, hard winter.

"He will have some doubts and in particular he will be wondering if the crash has affected him mentally.

"To make matters worse, he has double world champion Fernando Alonso rocking up at Ferrari next season as his new team-mate and the Spaniard is consistently one of the best drivers out there.

"These two have had their spats in the past and this could well be one of the intriguing stories of 2010.

"I have said before that Massa keeps improving year by year and in 2008 he proved that, only losing the championship by a single point at the final race in Brazil.

"His ability to up his game impresses me but this will be one of his toughest challenges now."


Felipe Massa
The Brazilian lost the 2008 title by a single point and is out to make amends

What three words would you use to describe what it's like to be a Formula 1 driver?

Adrenalin, enjoyable and passion.

What is the biggest perk of the job?

Driving the car, especially when you're racing against another driver or the time; and when you get paid for it, it's even more incredible.

How would you like to be remembered as an F1 driver?

I would love to be remembered as a world champion.

What is your most embarrassing sporting moment?

In the last race of 2008 in Brazil, it was kind of embarrassing because I was almost the world champion and suddenly everything changed in the last moment. But that was not really embarassment; it was just the race and the sport.

Who is the worst dressed Formula One driver?

Ralf Schumacher.

Ayrton Senna or Alain Prost?

Senna, no doubt about it.

Spa or Monaco?


Previous team: Sauber
Car number: 3
Nationality: Brazilian
Born: 25/04/1981, Sao Paulo
Grand Prix debut: Australia 2002
Grands Prix entered: 115
Wins: 11
Pole positions: 15
Podiums: 28
Points: 320

If you weren't an F1 driver what would you be?

Well I think I would be involved with racing cars or working with cars in some way as I have always been in love with that. But I would love to play football, I would happy being a football player but it would not be possible because I'm not very talented. I can play but not like a professional.

Who is the greatest sportsman of all time?


What would be your perfect day off?

The best day off is to be in Brazil with my friends and my family in my country house or on the beach.

Where is your favourite place to go on holiday?


Apart from a house what is the most expensive thing that you own?

A plane. It's a small one, actually.

What is your favourite item of clothing?

Dolce & Gabbana.

What is your favourite music to drive to?

I like any kind of music but at the minute I'm listening to The Killers.

Which famous person - dead or alive - would you like to have dinner with and why?

I think it would be very interesting to have dinner with George W Bush to know all the stories, he must have a lot of stories to tell. I'm not saying I'm a fan of Bush but it would be interesting to hear what he has to say.

Tell us something about yourself that most F1 fans might not know.

I am a very disorganised person so my room is always a mess. My wife packs my luggage because if I did it would be disorganised.

Steve McQueen or Paul Newman?

Paul Newman.

Boxers or briefs?


Angelina Jolie or Keira Knightley?

Angelina Jolie.

James Bond or Austin Powers?

James Bond.

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Drivers' world championship

Last updated: 27 Nov 2016 14:53 UK
Position Country Driver Points
1 Ger N Rosberg 385
2 GB L Hamilton 380
3 Aus D Ricciardo 256
4 Ger S Vettel 212
5 M Verstappen 204
6 Fin K Raikkonen 186
7 Mex S Perez 101
8 Fin V Bottas 85
9 Ger N Hulkenberg 72
10 Spa F Alonso 54

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